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Roku For Dummies!

By on Aug 22, 2010 | 1 comment

I recently purchased a Roku HD player at a great price from Amazon.com. I am an avid Netflix user and streaming video to my laptop is nice but watching movies on a television is a much nicer experience all around. My Roku arrived this week and, unbelievably, I installed it on my lunch hour after I ate my lunch and I was not late returning to work! In less than thirty minutes I connected it to my television and the internet, registered my device with Roku, Netflix, and Amazon Video On Demand. It was an amazingly simple process. I had been told that I would need to manage my Netflix queue via the internet to add movies for streaming, however Netflix has made some upgrades that allow you to search for movies via your Roku device making adding and deleting from the device is very user friendly. Download speeds are fast and I have not had any issues with any movies needing to buffer as I...

Sansa: The MP3 Player That Could

By on Aug 18, 2010 | 1 comment

Back in January of 2009 we got a new telephone system installed at work. The included “tones” in the system while people were waiting on hold, or even for a call to connect were bad, really bad. We contacted the company who installed the system knowing that we could set up a device for hold music. They had various “hold music devices” that were fairly expensive. If I remember correctly, the cheapest one they sold was over $250. I thought about it for a few minutes and said, “can’t we just use an MP3 player?” Obviously the man on the phone didn’t care for my idea very much because they didn’t sell MP3 players for this function. But surprisingly he said he didn’t see it being a problem. We all questioned the reliability of a relatively inexpensive MP3 playing device, but now I can say that reliability has not been an issue at...

The Apple Experience

By on Aug 15, 2010 | 6 comments

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More posts coming soon!

By on Aug 6, 2010 | 1 comment

Well, it’s been a while since my last post here. Sorry about that… Luckily, John has posted a few times and kept some new content coming. I appreciate it. And soon we will be posting much more frequently again. Life has been hectic in general the last few months, and when I have free time I have been totally engrossed in a few Steam games such as Team Fortress 2 and Day of Defeat: Source. They are totally addicting, seriously. As I said, expect more frequent posts again soon. I know I still have a few loyal visitors at least and I don’t want to disappoint. Have a great weekend...

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